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Category Archives: BCIT Technical Writing Program
It’s often really hard to just launch into writing a blog. Beyond the possible technical challenges, there’s also the inevitable questions like “what do I write about?”, “what should I sound like?”, “will anyone even read this junk?”…. I find one of the best ways to get inspiration, ideas, and hopefully peace of mind, is to read other blogs. Don’t copy them, but pick out what you like and don’t like about them. What works? What doesn’t work? But ensure you use your own voice in your blog.
For some ideas, you can take a look at this list that a colleague at BCIT and I developed for the recent Tech Writing Alumni Lunch:
- Seth Godin www.sethgodin.com
- 6S Marketing www.6smarketing.com/blog
- Out-Smarts Marketing www.out-smarts.com/blog
- Scott Berkun scottberkun.com/blog
- Grammar Girl blog.quickanddirtytips.com
- Steve Slaunwhite www.steveslaunwhite.com/blog
- Rhonda Page www.knowyourdifference.com
- The Oatmeal www.theoatmeal.com (language warning)
- Hyperbole and a Half hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.ca (language warning)
- Cake Wrecks www.cakewrecks.com
- 27b/6 www.27bslash6.com (language warning)
- Upworthy www.upworthy.com
- The Happiness Project www.happiness-project.com/
- Climbur www.climbur.com
Whether you learn from good blogs or bad, don’t let anything stop you from just going for it!
I’ve updated the assignments page as well as the blog project page, so you can start to plan out what you want to do for these assignments. There are printable versions in your MyBCIT files folder too. Don’t forget to check your schedule for due dates.
An interesting counter to the F-shaped reading pattern idea, this article deals with the F-pattern in relation to users’ search results reading habits… it’s well worth a read.
The upcoming BCIT Technical Writing Program Alumni lunch promises to be packed with great speakers (if I may so myself… yes, I’m going to be there as one of the panel leaders :)) and a chance to really talk about social media and its relevancy for technical writers.
Before the event, and for those not able to attend, you can catch up on some excellent insights on the TW blog, Professional Communication Topics.
I hope to see you there!